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Fran Martin f.martin at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Nov 17 13:16:38 CST 2010

With apologies for cross-posting:
Media Regulation and the Risk Society
VENUE: Sydney Business School (Liverpool St.)

CONVENOR: Associate Professor Mark McLelland, School of Social Sciences,
Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wollongong

DATE: Thursday 9 December 2010

TIME: 9.30am ­ 5.00pm

WEB: http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/research/istr/workshops/UOW090449.html

The transformation of media practices and networks by broadband access,
including in rural and regional communities and across cultures and
subcultures, has led to a rise in lobbying/activism calling for changed
regulatory measures concerning censorship, data management and intellectual
property. The internet, once lauded for its liberating and democratizing
potential, is now often positioned as a dangerous and unruly space in need
of greater surveillance and regulation. Fear and insecurity about the online
environment are driving calls for increased regulation and preventative
security, especially in relation to children. Discourses of Œharm¹ and
Œrisk¹ have led to calls for increased bureaucratic intervention in our
online lives and an expansion of the responsibilities that burden internet
users in ways that multiply this regulatory impact.
This workshop looks at how risk discourse has impacted upon calls for
increased media regulation, particularly of the internet, across three key
areas: censorship, surveillance and copyright.  Each panel features key
speakers whose work has helped theorise and respond to these changes in the
regulatory environment through perspectives deriving from law, philosophy,
media and cultural studies. Major topics discussed include:
·        the government¹s plan to filter Œrefused classification¹ materials,
·        the impact of Œchild abuse materials¹ legislation on online fan
·        attempts to regulate Œsexting¹ among young people,
·        young people, pornography and sexual literacy,
·        online surveillance and data collection and
·        the expansion of intellectual property legislation
Registration is free but places are limited. Please email Dr Robyn Morris
robynm at uow.edu.au <mailto:robynm at uow.edu.au>   before Dec 3 to reserve a
Associate Professor Mark McLelland
School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication
Arts Faculty 
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 
tel: 02-4221-4305 
Director, Institute for Social Transformation Research
<http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/research/istr/> ]
Latest publication: "'Kissing is a symbol of democracy!' Dating, Democracy
and Romance in Occupied Japan, 1945-52", Journal of the History of
Sexuality, 19(3), September 2010:
http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/226 <http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/226>

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